Stay Active is a new respite service for people living with dementia and their carers. The service is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will be held two days each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting in January 2019.
Stay Active, as the name suggests, is for people living with dementia of any age who enjoy being sociable and active. Not only will it give carers a break but it will be lively and stimulating for people with a relatively early diagnosis who like to have fun in the company of others and appreciate getting out and about.
The groups, for eight people, will include a minibus pick-up and drop-off from their home, refreshments and lunch. Stay Active will be based at Abbeyfield’s new day centre at 50 Ferring Street, Ferring, near Worthing. The Tuesday group will welcome people from east of Ferring, with a boundary of Heene Road, Worthing, and on Wednesdays, transport will bring people from west of Ferring, with the boundary being Littlehampton.
You can access the service by being referring or by self-referral. A telephone call to Lilian at Abbeyfield Ferring on 01903 240313, in the first instance, will result in a friendly home assessment and further details about the service.
This exciting new service offering for the first time in the Ferring area, will give carers an opportunity to rest, catch up with daily tasks and find some time for themselves knowing that their loved ones are well-cared for and in good hands.